HISTORY In ancient days vitamins are known as vitamines i.e viatal amino acids. But later they realised that all the vitamins are not aminoacids. Some vitamins are amino acids but all the amino acids are not viatamins.
Each vitamin has its own significant historical background. H.J. funk has coined the term vitamns. Even though vitamins are very less in requirement but they play very significant role in our body growth , and regulation of different metabolic functions.
Introduction Vitamins are the organic compounds which enhance the metabolism of protiens, carbohydrates and fats. Without vitamins the breakdown of food could not occur. Certain vitamins are participate in the formation of blood cells hormones nervous system and genetic material
Classification of vitamins Based on the solubility…. Vitamins are devided into two types. # fat soluble # water soluble
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS These are the vitamins, which are soluble In the water and almost all the water soluble vitamins are available in water based food materials(source) The vitamins are Vitamin-B Vitamin-C
Fat soluble vitamins All the fat soluble vitamins are available in fat containing food materials and some vegetables.(source). The fat soluble vitamins are Vitamin-A Vitamin-D Vitamin-E Vitamin-K
The following slidesexplains about 1-synonym (chemical/scientific name) 2-source 3-deficiency diseases.
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS VITAMIN-C 1.ascorbic acid 2.All Citrous Fruits 3.scurvey
Vitamin-B Vitamin b is usually called as b-complex because ther are many sub-vitamins in vitamin B. Another reason is the chemical structure of b- vitamins are very complicated to explain and their complex nature brought the name as b- complex(this is the well known theory but there is no official recognition of this reason just an assumption from olden days)
Vitamin-B1 1.thiamin 2.whole garains and legumes 3.beri-beri
Vitamin-B2 1.riboflavin 2.cheese,eggs,milk,yogurt. 3.fissures in the corners of the mouth,inflammation of the tongue.